Compact, economical, stylish and fun to drive, the Peugeot 208 is a good quality, well built supermini that's hard to beat for sheer nippy manoeuvrability. Excellent fuel economy – up to 67.7mpg on the WLTP cycle – is allied to affordable used prices and a good reputation for reliability.
Introduced in 2012 the 208 is available in both three and five-door versions, so you can pick the level of practicality that suits you. Its bold, streamlines exterior envelopes a spacious, smart cabin that boasts a premium feel thanks to soft-touch surfaces, glossy panels and supportive seats that ensure you stay comfy during each drive. Legroom is generous, enabling rear passengers to stretch out, and there’s a well-shaped, 285-litre boot that can accommodate groceries, sports equipment or - with the rear seats folded - a pushchair.
The Peugeot 208 comes well-equipped too, keeping you connected and informed out on the road. An infotainment system incorporates a DAB radio with Bluetooth, USB and AUX-in connectivity, while air conditioning keeps the cabin at the perfect temperature. Add cruise control - available on higher trims - and you’ll enjoy a relaxed journey wherever you’re headed.
The 208 is particularly strong when it comes to city driving. Its compact proportions and light steering make it truly agile, weaving through traffic and parking with ease. Supple suspension, meanwhile, soaks up the works of the bumps and imperfections as you travel on uneven town roads. That’s not to say the model can’t hold its own on the motorway though: it cruises smoothly at higher speeds, with little noise entering the cabin and a top speed of 117mph.
The 208 scored the maximum five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests, and standard safety features include electronic stability control, hill start assist, ABS, driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags and tyre pressure sensors. The headlights on selected trims also stay on for a short while after you get out of the car, helping to light your way.
Choosing a used Peugeot 208 from Essex and Kent used car dealers, Carwise Group, means choosing peace of mind. Our vehicles are all carefully inspected before going on sale, meaning you’re guaranteed reliable used car that you can purchase with confidence. We’ll also help you maintain your model throughout ownership, with our car repairs and services, which are carried out by trained technicians.
Have a look through our used Peugeots for sale and get in touch with us to book a test drive. With a range of flexible car finance dealsavailable too, we help you get the best price for your chosen model.
If you’re in the market for a specific used Peugeot 208, we’ll do everything we can to help you source it. If, however, you’re still deciding on the model you’d like, why not compare this compact runner to other used Peugeot models like the used Peugeot 2008, used Peugeot 108, used Peugeot 308 or to its rivals? We’ll arrange for you to test drive it alongside the Ford Fiesta and Kia Rio, for example.